Honoring Kaleb Stolbaby Representative Jason Smith
Posted on 2015-12-09
in the house of representatives
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Mr. SMITH of Missouri. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor Kaleb
Stolba for being awarded the American FFA Degree as a member of the
National FFA Organization. Kaleb is a member of the Willow Springs
Chapter of the FFA and, with four of its other members, received this
prestigious award. FFA is an intercurricular student organization for
those interested in agriculture and leadership consisting of 629,367
members, aged 12-21. Kaleb is among the 463 FFA members from Missouri
that received the American FFA degree, marking the highest number of
recipients from any state.
As a past recipient of the American FFA Degree, I offer my highest congratulations as I understand the hard work and effort required to reach this goal. In order to obtain the American FFA Degree, a member must begin their pursuit of the award during their freshman year of high school through participation in every level of the organization and leadership events.
As a former member of FFA, I can proudly say that my experience in the organization was invaluable learning about leadership skills and public speaking. It is my pleasure to recognize Kaleb Stolba for receiving this prominent award before the United States House of Representatives.